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Goals: Part 2

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Mar 13, 2019


The New Year is always a good time for setting annual goals. Some might consider a year too long to work on one goal, and others might say it isn’t long enough. Let’s get into more depth about goal setting in general, and setting poker goals in particular. Someone came up with the acronym S.M.A.R.T. for goals. The letters stand for the following characteristics of a good goal. Specific: What exactly is the goal? Measurable: How can you measure your progress and how do you know when you’ve achieved your objective? Achievable: A good goal should force you to work hard to fulfill it, but it shouldn’t be impossible or even extremely unlikely. (For example, the goal of running a four-minute mile is impossible for me, and the goal of winning the main event at the WSOP is extremely unlikely.) Relevant: The goal should make sense in terms of your ...

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